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author: anne mccaffrey
children of dune - leto 1
Anne McCaffrey has died. The first woman to win the Hugo and the Nebula, and her Dragonriders books, her Lessa and Brekke and Menolly, her Rowan and The Ship that Sang, Crystal Singer and the breadth of her works between I owe a debt of gratitude for that I'll carry until the day I die.

I honestly had no idea how much this would hurt, one of the women whose work built the foundation of my love of sci-fi and fantasy, dragons and starships, but mostly, the people she created in the worlds she built who embodied all the potential of what we could become.

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...oh. ow.

I discovered Lessa at 10, Menolly a year later, then Killashandra and Helga, and I'm going to miss her SO MUCH. She taught me so much...that girls save the world ALL THE TIME, that we're all capable of taking care of ourselves.

...and she started me off on what has turned out to be a lifetime love affair with science fiction and fantasy.

I need to go buy the Dragonflight trilogy and give it to my 11 year old daughter RIGHT NOW. (because she can't have my copies, I'm going to reread them)

Oh, Anne.

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